I-pill Effect

I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill that contains high amounts of hormones progesterone and estrogen. Common symptoms that you can experience after taking an I-pill are headaches, abdominal cramps, increased vaginal discharge, spotting, withdrawal bleeding, and delayed periods.

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I missed my periods and took an I-pill after having sex, but I observed blood spots a few days later. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex and taken a I-pill. A few days later of taking I-pill, I got blood spots. I was consulting a doctor for a vaginal infection for which medicines were going on. I had missed my periods, and I tested through the kit three times. All three tests were negative. I consulted...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you are stressed about the delay in your period. Could you please mention the day of your last period and when you took the pill? The fact that you got spotting after taking the pill means that the pill worked. After using an emergency contracepti...  Read Full »

My girlfriend took an I-pill after three hours, as the condom broke during sex. Should bleeding occur one week after taking the pill?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex with my girlfriend during her period using condoms, but it broke. She took a contraceptive pill (I-pill) after three hours. Now it is more than a week. Is it necessary for bleeding to occur after one week of taking the contraceptive pill? I am scared. Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. If the condom breaks during intercourse, there is a risk of pregnancy. However, your girlfriend did the right thing by taking an emergency contraceptive pill, such as I-pill (Levonorgestrel), within three hou...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill 12 within 12 hours of unprotected sex on the first day of my period. When can I expect the withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex on the first day of my period. There was no penetration, but the penis was rubbed against the vagina, and I was scared about pregnancy from precum. So I took an I-pill within 12 hours on the second day of my period. Today is the fourth day, and I am still bleeding....  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Absolutely there was no need of taking an I-pill (Levonorgestrel) as it happened during your periods. Now your bleeding may be due to I-pill. Do not wait for withdrawal bleed as you took a tablet during your period...  Read Full »

My partner's period is irregular. Will i-pill work?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my partner had unprotected sex. She is a virgin. We tried intercourse three times and each time it was not even more than 15 seconds. As she is a virgin she is getting huge pain when I insert into her vagina. Moreover, as it is hurting her, I not even inserted my organ completely i...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you have to worry about this. Let me explain each one by one. If periods are irregular you can never predict when ovulation is. It is always 14 days before the periods. So even if it is 22-day cycle, ovulation will be on the third or fourth day. Life ...  Read Full »

Why do I have period-like bleeding and leg pain seven days after I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, The next day of my period, I had unprotected sex. On the 25th hour, I took I-pill. On the seventh day, I again having my period. And now my legs are tired. I do not know why is this. The doctor please help me. Will I become pregnant?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormones and have their side effects as well. One of most common is irregular bleeding. Everyone's body responds differently to hormones, but major effects are the same. Have you any bleeding disorder? Have you been treated for any c...  Read Full »

I had sexual intercourse one month ago and took I-pill before ovulation. Please guide me about the expected date of my periods.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an average menstrual cycle of 28 to 30 days. My last period was two months ago. I had sexual intercourse one month ago and took I-pill. It has been four days, and there have been no withdrawal bleeding or other side effects. When should I expect my periods? My expected period da...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, it is very difficult to determine the date of your next period if you have taken emergency pills in between because they mess up your normal menstrual cycle. Nowadays, some people get delayed periods while some get early or at the normal time. I-pill (Levonorg...  Read Full »

Why is there bleeding after five days of taking an i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an i-pill eight days before my menstrual period was due, and after five days of taking it, I started bleeding. The bleeding lasted for three to four days, light spotting towards the end. But now, I have again started to bleed much ahead of my menstrual period. This does not usua...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest taking one gynecologic ultrasound and a routine urine examination to rule out the cause. Most likely, the symptoms are because of hormonal imbalance because of the I-pill. I suggest you start a combination of the Tranexamic acid with Mefenamic acid 500 ...  Read Full »

I took five I-pills a year back, will that affect me in getting pregnant now?

Query: Hello doctor, One year back, I took five i-pill tablets within 6 months, and two of them were taken within a week. I am now trying to conceive. Will the previous intake of i-pill affect me getting pregnant now. What should I do to get pregnant now? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking I-pill is not really good for your health. You cannot change what has happened in the past, so let us not speak about it, but avoid taking I-pill in the future. Do not worry too much about it, because mental stress can cause specific hormonal changes that will re...  Read Full »

How long should you wait to go the doctor after a missed period?

Query: Hi mam, I had sex the very next day after my periods ended. I took I-pills and my periods are late. They were supposed to come before nine days. I took up yesterday and today, but both the tests are negative. Should I do a UPT again after a week? When will my periods come naturally? Are there any c...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. These are the answers to your queries: 1) No, you do not need a UPT (urine pregnancy test) again. Your period is delayed because of the I-pill (Levonorgestrel) you took for contraception (it is a side effect). 2) Usually, periods ...  Read Full »

Is it good to take I-pill after having unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. Yesterday I had my ovulation day. I had unprotected sex with my partner. But we had not done a penetration. He pulled out before he had the precum. But we are scared. Is it necessary to take an I-pill? If yes, then what are the side effects? My period is expect...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You were under an unsafe period, and even pre-cum also have live sperms. You are at risk of getting pregnant. You need emergency contraception within 72 hours of intercourse to avoid unplanned pregnancy. The most common side effects of I-pill are a headache, nausea, and...  Read Full »

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